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Mother reports neighbor for pinching child

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 10, 2019   /   08:48 am
Mother reports neighbor for pinching child The suspect, identified only as L, 60, chased the children and kept pinching them until they screamed. (Shutterstock/-)

A mother named Siti Rohayati, 34, reported one of her neighbors to the police for allegedly pinching her five-year-old child.

The incident started on Monday when Siti's child was playing with his two friends of the same age in front of the suspect’s house on Jl. Sensus IVD, neighborhood unit (RT) 008, community unit (RW) 014, Bidaracina, Jatinegara, East Jakarta at around 4 p.m.

The three children saw some pink flowers in front of the suspect’s house. The three children then picked the flowers.

“When they picked the flowers, the homeowner saw them. Our children tried to return the flowers but instead got pinched a few times on their face and ears,” Siti said on Wednesday, kompas.com reported.

“They cried hysterically and ran home,” she added.

Siti said the suspect, identified only as L, 60, chased the children and kept pinching them until they screamed.

“The suspect is known as arrogant in the neighborhood,” Siti said.

She said the three children were traumatized by the experience and chose to remain inside their homes.

Siti reported the suspect to the East Jakarta Police.

She hoped the police would follow up the report soon and arrest the suspect so similar incidents would not happen again. (ami)